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Fast Food Protests

Burger King Co-Founder Claims Higher Wages Could Kill Dollar Menu

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business

Tens of thousands of workers and activists staged protests at fast food outlets across the country on April 15, Tax Day, to demand increases in the mi...

Protests For $15 Minimum Wage Are Heating Up

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage worke...

Jillian Berman

Why Religious Leaders Want People To Give Up Fast Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business

Hint: It has nothing to do with health.

Shake Shack IPO Proves It's Possible To Make Money And Pay Your Workers Well

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business

Here's proof that it’s possible for a burger joint to both pay its workers well and still make money. Shake Shack on Monday declared its intenti...

Jillian Berman

Fast Food Protesters Take To The Streets On 2-Year Anniversary Of Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

"I’m the one who feeds my family, and even working two jobs, it’s not enough."

These 10 Companies Pay Americans The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business

In the wake of mounting protests from labor groups, numerous U.S. localities have approved minimum wage increases, including two of the nation’s lar...

Krugman Debunks Classic Argument Against Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Paying fast-food workers $15 an hour won't cause big companies like McDonald's to cut jobs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. ...

PHOTOS: Demonstrators Arrested At Fast Food Protests In Cities Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Dozens of people participating in fast-food protests were arrested in New York, Chicago, Miami and other cities Thursday, according to police and orga...

Jillian Berman

Why This Week's Fast Food Protests Are 'History In The Making'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Fast-food workers are the public face of our part-time, low-wage economy. But when they protest on Thursday for higher wages and better conditions, th...

Millionaire Fast-Food CEO: Higher Minimum Wage Hurts Us All

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

One fast-food CEO has a message for the workers toiling away in his industry: The minimum wage hike you’ve been clamoring for will only hurt you. ...

McDonald's Is America's Least Favorite Major Fast Food Chain

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

There may be no restaurant in the world as American as McDonald's, but that doesn't mean Americans like it all that much. In fact, McDonald's is th...

13 Powerful Photos Of McDonald's Workers Protesting For Better Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

Hundreds of protesters descended on McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, this week to demand the right to unionize and a $15 minimum wage, ...

McDonald's CEO Under Pressure In Wake Of Protests

AP | By CANDICE CHOI and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson sought to address a growing chorus of critics on issues including worker pay and marketing to chi...

McDonald's Protesters Arrested Outside Corporate Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware & Jillian Berman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Police arrested a rabbi and others who took part in a protest on the campus of McDonald's headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. ...

More Fast Food Unrest Coming

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein May 21 (Reuters) - Fast-food workers from three dozen U.S. cities on Wednesday will protest at the headquarters of ...

Working At McDonald's Is Starkly Different In These 3 Countries

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

No matter where you go in the world, you can rest assured that your Big Mac will taste basically the same: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuc...

Jillian Berman

America's Terrible Fast Food Pay Has Gone Global, And Workers Are Fighting Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

“It’s nice to see a little bit of America here.” That’s what Sherry Shipley, an American expat living in Vietnam, told USA Today upon the ...

Worldwide Fast-Food Protests Are Coming

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Labor organizers say they're planning another day of fast-food protests next week, with coordinated actions expected in the U.S. and...

Dave Jamieson

Domino's Franchisees Admit They've Been Shorting Workers On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

The owners of 23 Domino's Pizza locations in New York agreed Thursday to pay workers nearly half a million dollars to settle a wage-theft investigatio...

Here Comes Another Round Of Protests

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say ill...

Why Wage Hikes Should Be All the Rage

Amy Traub | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

If large retailers increased pay for all of their U.S. retail workers to at least $12 an hour, more than 700,000 Americans would be lifted out of poverty, GDP would rise more than $11 billion a year, and more than 100,000 new jobs would be created.

OOPS! McDonald's Takes Down Employee Help Site After Controversy

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.26.2013 | Business

After yet another PR headache, McDonald's has taken down its employee resources website following what it deemed "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropria...

Big Banks Don't Pay A Third Of Tellers Enough To Live On: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A staggering number of bank tellers in New York City use public assistance to get by, a report released Wednesday found. Thirty-nine percent of N...

Strikes To Hit 100 American Cities

AP | CANDICE CHOI and SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in ...

WATCH: Worker Calls Out McDonald's President Over Low Wages

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

Video of a verbal confrontation between a McDonald's employee and McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton has surfaced nearly a week after a group of r...